Re: <xsl:script> and <xsl:eval>
Duane Nickull wrote: > Hello: > > Steve Dahl wrote: > > > > What is it that <xsl:script> amd <xsl:eval> do, that <xsl:functions> > > (Section 6.4.2) and extension functions (Section 6.2.7) don't do, or don't > > do well? > > > I am sorry but I couldn't find a section 6.4.2 or 6.2.7 of the xsl WD. > Am I looking in the wrong place???: > > http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl/ Sorry--I should have been more precise. Try this one instead: http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WD-xslt-19990421 It's the specification of XSLT, which you can reach using the hyperlink in section 2 of the current WD. > I am not familiar with <xsl:functions> and can't wait to dive in and > compare. FYI - I have links to the MS page which describes the two > rogue tags <xsl:script> is at > > http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/reference/xsl/xsl_script.asp > > and <xsl:eval> is at > > http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/reference/xsl/xsl_eval.asp > > I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the differences between the > capabilities and shortcomings of the three tags. As far as I can tell, <xsl:functions> is a fairly close mapping to <xsl:script>, and extension functions, plus the new mathematical and string operators, do a large portion of what <xsl:eval> did. The proof of the pudding would be in actually translating existing pages that use <xsl:eval> into the new syntax--I'm not ready to take a position on the relative merits of the tags, since I've never needed them. -- - Steve Dahl sdahl@xxxxxxxxxxx XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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